Kids’ Connection Hour: Sunday school with a twist! We are providing a space for many different learning levels and styles through a Montessori-like learning environment while continuing to offer substantive and meaningful opportunities for faith development.

Children begin with a combined gathering with music and a Bible story. They will then divide into two groups, where they will rotate through various stations at their own pace, learning in various ways about the story for the week. We will be using the new PC(USA) curriculum, Follow Me. This curriculum helps kids learn about what following Jesus really looks like in daily life. We will begin with a series on Welcoming and head into a series on Following Jesus.

Family Special Events: Northridge offers seasonal events for children and families. Some of the events we will host this year include a Family Pumpkin Carving Party, a Family Christmas Eve Service, and an Easter Egg Hunt.

Children Lead in Worship: Children are invited to lead in worship on October 17 for the Children’s Sabbath day. Northridge is focused on learning from and listening to each other, at all ages! This year, our Children’s Sabbath will be held the same day as our Nonagenarian Celebration. This highlights our desire to be an intergenerational congregation that celebrates every stage of life.

4, 5, 6ers: 4th, 5th, and 6th graders have the opportunity to join the 4-5-6’ers fellowship group for service focused, fun monthly gatherings.

Nursery: The nursery is open each Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for our young children. Our trained and loving staff and volunteers provide a safe and fun environment for those foundational first moments.

Friday Night Faith: After last year’s modified VBS on Friday evenings was such a huge success, the Faith Formation Committee decided to rename the event and keep the times the same. We will meet the last Friday of September and October from 5:30-8:00 p.m. for fun, dinner, music, bible stories, mission projects, and more! Stay tuned for Friday Night Faith dates for 2023. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Contact: If you have any questions about the children’s ministry at Northridge or just want to learn more about it, please reach out to the director of faith formation Emily Cox at [email protected].